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Mount Greylock, Adams

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Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3489ft. Its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93ft lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain, including the 2179mi Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.
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  • The attraction of the area is Mount Greylock, the highest State of Massachusett. It is only 1064 metres but the road about ten miles of snakes in the Park by climbing to the top is another show that is worth not to be missed. Yet Woods and trees as far as the eye that cover the hillsides of Berkshire. If you want to get your way by car, you can always move with a nice long walk on foot along the well marked paths and trails of the Appalachian trail. This season obviously people that comes here is little and large parking areas made available around the upper deck that accommodates the large granite lighthouse of 28 meters, dedicated to war dead, are completely empty. Only in one corner a cassette where to put the money, if you want to leave your car here and go wandering around. From the view is spectacular and encompasses the entire surrounding skyline. The hills extend neatly in all directions and let you see the three States of Massachusetts, Vermont and New York, since we are right on the edge where the border between them. Still a nice frosty breeze pulls that makes up the jacket lapel.
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  • Stopped at the visitors center first to get map and get advice from rangers who suggested a short hiking loop we could take that wasn't too strenuous and where we could see a plane wreck. From there w...  more »
  • The visitor center is open at the weekend, the road to the Summit but November 1 closed. Unfortunately, even all the leaves of the Indian summer were dropped up here in the mountains and bike hire Adams has closed for this year. Also in the hotel we knew about the closure No... We come already September or October next year!
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  • I've been coming here since I was born.. Truely a wonder of nature.. As a motorcycle rider.. You can't beat the road to the top.. The view is breathtaking..
  • This is a great place that offers a beautiful vistas of the landscapes of Northwestern MA and a great place to hangout and enjoy the wonders of nature. There is even a war memorial tower that offers a full 360 vista of the rollings hills that open to the public. On clear days you can see up to 100+ miles of the neighboring states. There is a road that takes visitors all the way to the summit. In addition, there is restaurant there as well. Parking is abundant. Enjoy!
  • View from monument I believe is NY, VT, CT and Worcester, Appalachian trail runs through here, met hikers in the lodge grabbing a brief respite on their hike to Georgia, lots of side trails, springs trickling down on the side of the road, beautiful...
  • Very nice ride, parking was a challenge as it was rather busy when we went there. Going up the stairs in the Monument however was an amazing challenge. The hallway was tight and people had no patience or courtesy to give turns.
  • Beautiful place .. marvelous views! Unfortunately the road is accessible for a very limited period of time .

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